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[Read Full Article] 2014 adidas EuroCamp: Day Three June 9, 2014 One of the most productive players over the course of the EuroCamp game action on a per-minute basis, Cristiano Felicio had a strong showing here. Standing 6'9 with a 7-foot wingspan, Felicio is a bruising power forward with good athleticism. Committed to Oregon while attending prep school in the United States a little over a year ago, he returned to his native Brazil to start his professional career after being ruled ineligible over concerns that he had signed a professional contract in his late teens.
During his three days here, Felicio rebounded the ball effectively and used his strength and athleticism to finish inside. On top of that, he flashed a promising shooting stroke, a significant development given concerns that he's a bit stuck between the four and five spots. He needs to continue developing his midrange game and overall skill level, but his marked improvement is a big step in the right direction. His impressive play here, combined with his solid physical tools, certainly put him in conversations to be selected in the back half of the second round. [Read Full Article] U-19 World Championship Player Evaluations, Part One August 3, 2011 Jonathan Givony
Brazilian big man Cristiano Felicio was one of the most interesting prospects to emerge at this tournament. He led the tournament in field goal percentage, at 76%, and was one of the best offensive rebounders on a per-minute basis. He has come a long way since we saw him last summer at the U-18 FIBA Americas Championships in San Antonio.
Physically, Felicio draws comparisons to fellow Brazilian big man Nene. At around 6-9, with an outstanding frame, long arms and very nice athleticism, he stands out immediately with his rare physical attributes. He is a pretty raw player overall, but he showed flashes of potential in a variety of areas, including in the post and in transition. He even knocked down a 17-foot jumper at one point.
Felicio clearly lacks experience at this stage, but he has a decent feel for the game and appears to be a pretty competitive player, which is always a good sign. He still has a long way to go to reach his full potential, but he definitely established himself as a player teams will want to keep track of over the next few years. [Read Full Article]